Mary Crockett Hill

"This Is the World" is part of a collection of poems, A Theory of Everything, selected by Naomi Shihab Nye for the Autumn House Prize and forthcoming in early 2009 from Autumn House Press.  Mary Crockett Hill is also author of If You Return Home With Food, winner of the Bluestem Award and nominee for the Virginia Book of the Year in Poetry, and co-author of the history A Town by the Name of Salem.  She lives in Virginia and can be contacted at